Tuesday, June 18, 2024

National Yoga Conference 2023 coming to Cancún

Cancún will host the National Yoga Conference, for the first time from Nov. 10-12.  

“Oftentimes when you think of Cancun, you think of partying, but it is time to think about well-being and ways to improve your health,” Ana Paula Domínguez, founder of the Mexican Yoga Institute, told reporters on Tuesday. 

The 2023 National Yoga Conference has ditched Mexico City for the sunny beaches of Cancún. (Elizabeth Ruiz/Cuartoscuro)

The event will include a variety of activities, and this is the first time in the event’s 20-year history that it will be held outside of Mexico City.

“We really wanted to stop having the event in Mexico City. Thanks to my partner Fernando de Olmo, we approached the Quintana Roo Tourism Promotion Council and shared our idea. They liked it and decided to support us in doing this event,” Domínguez said. 

Free activities like meditation sessions and live music will be hosted at the Malecón Tajamán, while yoga activities for more experienced practitioners will have a cost, and will be hosted at the Westin Resort & Spa. 

 Tickets are available to local residents at a discounted rate.

This year’s event boasts a packed lineup of practitioners and speakers. (Mexican Yoga Institute)

Attendees must bring their own yoga mats and bottles of water. 

Organizers expect some 3,000 attendees over the course of the weekend, including international visitors from the United States, mainly from Texas and Miami. 

According to Domínguez, Cancún has seen a rise in the opening of yoga centers, driven by awareness of promoting physical and mental health. She estimates the city now has at least 50 yoga centers.

For more information about tickets and the event’s full program, check the event website

With reports by La Jornada Maya

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